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*RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SPECIAL SPORTING TAKEDOWN LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 117840. Cal. 22 LR. Fine Deluxe Low Wall Special Sporting Rifle with 28″ number 1 weight rnd bbl with Winchester globe front sight & a Lyman locking tang sight with windage in the base. Bbl is mounted with target scope locks. Rifle is mounted with highly figured, about 2X, flame & shell grain American walnut with “B” carved & checkered black insert schnable tip forearm & capped pistol grip stock that has nickel plated special Swiss buttplate. Receiver takedown ring & about 1-1/2″ up the bbl are wonderfully engraved with extremely well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has fine pearled background in the manner of Angelo Stokes. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Front scope block is engraved “1916” and the rear block is engraved with intertwined initials that appear to be a combination of the initials “S E A”. The rear scope block is mounted over engraving & the rear screw is through the Winchester “WP” proof mark. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “999,” at which number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate. Buttplate is not numbered. PROVENANCE: This exact rifle appears on pp 174-5 of the Winchester Single Shot book by John Campbell. Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Receiver, bbl and takedown ring retain about all of their fine blue with only a small scratch on the bbl. Breechblock retains most of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very small nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig, factory piano varnish finish. Buttplate retains about all of its orig nickel finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48468 JR238 (15,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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